Roseville’s Sunrise Avenue sees another robbery

Police don't believe crimes are connected
By: Scott Thomas Anderson, Editor
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The Roseville Police Department is investigating its second robbery on Sunrise Avenue in seven days.

According to Roseville police Detective Darin DeFreece, around 12:45 p.m. a man walked into the Safeway at 989 Sunrise Ave. and approached a branch of US Bank inside the store. Witnesses said he handed a note to a teller demanding cash.

The suspect escaped the scene with an undisclosed amount of money. No weapon was seen during the robbery.

DeFreece said the suspect may be connected to a mid-1990s blue Chevrolet Suburban that was spotted leaving the area minutes after the robbery.

Roseville police are hoping a surveillance image of the suspect might help the public identify him. The robber is described as a white male in his mid-to-late 20s. He has a scruffy appearance and was wearing large winter gloves during the crime. Anyone with information is asked to call the Roseville Police Department or Roseville Crime Stoppers at (916) 783-STOP. Police emphasized the public can submit tips anonymously. Tips can also be made online by visiting the Roseville Police Department’s website at and selecting “submit a tip.”

Roseville police are also still investigating an armed robbery that took place at the KFC on Sunrise Avenue Jan. 15. A handgun was pulled out in the crime, according to witnesses.

DeFreece said it does not appear at the moment the two robberies were committed by the same suspect.